12th Annual Fashion Week Returns to El Paseo with Numerous Shops Showcasing Trunk Shows, In-Store Events, Discounts, and Special Receptions


With the exciting 12th Annual Fashion Week returning to El Paseo to showcase the newest collections by top designers, the shops on El Paseo are rolling out their spring collections while offering a variety of special in-store events, as well as discounts for attendees of Fashion Week during the week-long event March 19 – 25. From trunk shows to champagne receptions, to discounts for Fashion Week ticket holders, daily Happy Hours at restaurants and even at select shops, plus more, there is a variety of fun to partake in outside of the event’s spectacular runway shows.


As the largest fashion show on the West Coast, there will be a slate of glitzy and glamorous shows taking place in the Fashion Week Tents at The Gardens on El Paseo. This premier fashion event presents runway shows featuring a star-studded line-up of top designers from across the country. Retailers on El Paseo will be showcasing their own spring collections, and during the entire week over 30 merchants on El Paseo will be holding in-store events including informal modeling, trunk shows, receptions and other exclusive Fashion Week fun. Apparel stores participating include Saks Fifth Avenue, Mare’s Menswear, Tiffany & Co., Nicole, BB One, Candice Held, White House/Black Market, Brooks Brothers, Cactus Flower Shoes, Chico’s, Eileen Fisher, Grayse, Kate Spade, Francesca’s Collection, Soma Intimates, Insanity, and St. John Boutique.

There are a number of merchants with a variety of other offerings also featuring exclusive specials for Fashion Week, including Ramsey Fine Art, A Gallery Fine Art, b. alsohn's Jewelers, Brighton Collectibles, The Art of Shaving, L'Occitane, Spectacular Shades, Oliver Peoples, Aveda Experience Center, and Louis Vuitton.The new shop, Daisy Blue, will honor 20 percent of purchases with a Fashion Week ticket, and when spending $100 from March 19 – 25, customers can enter to win a $100 shopping coupon to the store. While restaurants such as the popular Mitch’s is featuring a late night happy hour, and Tommy Bahama’s has a daily happy hour 3 to 6 p.m., and rotating discounts on clothing in the store.

Those getting glammed up to attend the runway shows might consider a make-over at Sephora, or Alankara Aveda Salon, or have their hair styled there as well as at Sherry Mesa The Salon. They are all offering specials during Fashion Week.

Following is a detailed list of the schedule of events and specials being presented by the merchants on El Paseo:

A Gallery Fine Art
73-956 El Paseo, #B; 760-346-8885
March 18-25: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fine art and fashion. Also featuring handmade art jewelry by numerous award-winning jewelry artists.

Alankara Aveda Salon
73-520 El Paseo; 760-568-2333
March 18, 20-25: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Get styled at Alankara! 20% off your first regularly-priced service when you mention Fashion Week! OR Book a shampoo and blow dry/style and makeup application and enjoy 20% off both services.

Aveda Experience Center 
73-680 El Paseo, Suite B; 760-773-2662
March 18-25
Tea with Iris POP UP SHOP featuring hand-made, upcycled fashion, jewelry and more. Plant-based photo booth with many chances to win Aveda goodies, Tea with Iris products, and more! *Free gift with purchase when you mention Fashion Week.

b. alsohn's Jewelers
The Gardens: 73585 El Paseo, Suite A1124; 760-340-4211
March 18–25: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bellarri will be in store with her award-winning collection of diamond and gemstone jewelry. A portion of sales benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coachella Valley.

BB One
The Gardens: 73515 El Paseo, Suite G1724; 760-836-3250
March 18, 20-24: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Participate in daily prize drawings and receive gifts with purchases.
March 18: Opening celebration with music and $20 gift certificates
March 20: Kiyo clothing
March 22: Mela Purdie, packing seminar
March 23: Elliott Lauren, sending boxes of surprise goodies
March 24: European chic with Cop Copine, Crea, Mac, Elisa Cavaletti

BG’s El Paseo
73-520 El Paseo, Suite D; 760-779-9947
March 20-25: Regular business hours
Informal modeling all week, trunk shows, bubbly and bites to enjoy!
Bikram Yoga Palm Desert
73-890 El Paseo #6 & #7; 760-776-1440
March 21:
El Paseo Fashion Week Reception: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Mimosas, Champagne and Shop our newest arrivals that appeared on the runway last night at El Paseo Fashion Week.
4:00 p.m. AND 6:00 p.m. classes are FREE with a Fashion Week ticket stub.

Brighton Collectibles
73199 El Paseo, Suite J; 760-341-4900
March 23: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lemon drops! Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and shopping.

Brooks Brothers
The Gardens: 73595 El Paseo, Suite B1224; 760-779-0823
March 18–25: Regular business hours
Zac Posen and menswear Spring/Summer available, plus new men’s suiting and made-to-measure items.

Cactus Flower Shoes
73640 El Paseo, Suite 3. 760-346-6223
MARCH 18, 20-25: Regular business hours
Daily promotions and shoe giveaways during regular business hours. Food and beverages daily.
March 18: Helle Comfort trunk show
March 20: Onex trunk show
March 21: Seasonal Whispers jewelry trunk show
March 22: Spring Step trunk show
March 23: Softspots trunk show
March 24: Softt trunk show
March 25: Sabrina’s trunk show

Candice Held
73080 El Paseo, Suite 2; 760-340-0430
March 21: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Style Lab: Ways to Wear Silk Scarves
Candice Held will demonstrate a variety of looks on a model, styled with square and oblong silk scarves from her collection. Booklets illustrating the variations will be available free with purchase of a Candice Held silk scarf. Spa Girl Cocktails will serve low calorie vodka martinis.

Chico's
73100 El Paseo, Suite 4. 760-779-1079
MARCH 18-25
March 18: 12 and 3 p.m. Zenergy demo
March 19: 12 and 3 p.m. Pack Like a Pro demo
March 20: 12 and 3 p.m. Layer with Bling demo
March 21: 12 and 3 p.m. New arrivals demo
March 22: 3–6 p.m. Charity event TBD
March 23: 12 and 3 p.m. Find Your Perfect Fit demo
March 24: 12 and 3 p.m. Day to Night demo 

Eileen Fisher
The Gardens: 73-585 El Paseo,  #A-1108; 760-340-5202
March 20-24: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
View our looks from fashion week. Enjoy sips & treats and enter to win our daily drawing for a $100 Eileen Fisher gift card. 
March 25: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Do More with Less: Join us for our System Event and meet eight simple shapes that let you do more-with less. Sips & treats will be served and we will have a corporate Eileen Fisher Tipster on location to style. Plus receive $30 off* that one day only.
*exclusions apply. 10% of the daily sales will benefit "girls who code," a nonprofit organization.

Francesca's Collections
The Gardens: 73-585 El Paseo, Suite A-1102; 760-773-4935
March 18-25: Regular business hours
Week-long photo wall with props! francesca's® Stylists will host a week-long photo wall for guests to utilize throughout the entire week, photos will be emailed to guests and included on the photo wall. No purchase required!
Enter to win a Private shopping party thrown by francesca's® fashion experts. Raffle every day! Every purchase of $50 or more will be entered into a raffle to win a two-hour private shopping party! Party will include a personal styling session, 10% entire store discount (if promotions do not apply), snacks and (non-alcoholic) beverages, hair and makeup styling, and photo wall with props. Date of shopping party to be determined by guest.
Guest Beauty Makeover with purchase of $60 or more. Guests will receive one hair style and one makeup treatment with purchase of $60 or more.

Grayse
73130 El Paseo, Suite H. 760-773-3303
MARCH 17, 21-25
March 17: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cocktail reception with designers Kelly and Marie Gray
March 21: 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Fashion demo
March 22: 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Travel seminar
March 23: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Trunk show
March 24–25: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Trunk show

Insanity
73-995 El Paseo, B7; 760-779-0888
March 17-18, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Zina of Beverly Hills Trunk Show

Just Blow Drys
73-375 El Paseo, Suite G; (760) 568-2569
MARCH 22: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Just Blow Drys event benefitting Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities charity. Champagne and light bites will be provided. Book appointments early.
Details: www.facebook.com/JuniorLeaguePS.

Kate Spade
El Paseo Village: 73-425 El Paseo, #108; 760-346-0403
March 18-19 and 24-25: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
We will have sips and snacks out to showcase our new March, and preview some of our April, collections. Enjoy 15% off of your full-price purchase. Available during Fashion Week only, must show your Fashion Week tickets.

L'Occitane
The Gardens: 73-515 El Paseo, #G-1700; 760-568-3375
March 18-25
FREE facials and hydrating hand treatments throughout Fashion Week. By appointment only, call 760-568-3375 to schedule your appointment. 

Louis Vuitton
The Gardens: 73515 El Paseo, Suite A1124; 760-837-0123
March 18-25: All day
The “new classics caravan” will be shown in-store this week only. 

Mares Menswear of El Paseo
73255 El Paseo, Suite 4; 760-346-3500
MARCH 20-24: Regular business hours
March 20: Jack Victor Clothing
March 21: Georg Roth Sport Shirts
March 22: Leathers by Remy
March 23: Paige Jeans
March 24: Au Noir Sport Shirts & Casual Blazers 

Nicole
73-560 El Paseo, #E; 760-341-2330
March 20-24: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Champagne reception for Designer Trunk Show events. Different designers each day! Mention Fashion Week and receive 20% off your purchase of $100 or more. 

Oliver Peoples
73-061 El Paseo, Suite 2; 760-568-9333
March 23-25: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Come see the entire line of Oliver Peoples, both optical and sun. Many custom tints and mirror coating available on the sunglasses. Champagne and sweets will be available.

Ramey Fine Art
73-111 El Paseo, #109; 760-341-3800
March 18-25: Regular business hours
Ramey Fine Art will be featuring stylized dresses in bronze by renowned origami artist Kevin Box as well as fashion statements on canvas by artist Jean Wallin. As always, we will be showcasing our vast array of well-known local artists also. 

Saks Fifth Avenue
The Gardens; 73555 El Paseo; 760-837-2903
MARCH 18, 23, 25
March 18: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Graff jewelry trunk show
March 23: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Carelle jewelry trunk show
March 25: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Etro trunk show 

SEPHORA
73505 El Paseo, Suite F1620. 760-837-1970, ext. 3
MARCH 18-25
Call to reserve your consultation with an expert who will create a fashionable new look just for you. Get a cosmetic sample bag with your $75 appointment purchase.

Sherry Mesa The Salon
73-880 El Paseo, #5; 760-862-9013
MARCH 21-25: Regular business hours
March 21: Salon sampling, with free samples to offer from Alterna product consultants.
March 22: Open room consultations, with free samples to offer from Alterna product consultants.
March 23: Creating the magic, see incredible colors that go with the cut, with free samples to offer.
March 24: Special touches, see up-style techniques from certified, educated stylists, with free samples to offer.
March 25: Healthy facts - hydrate, nourish, rest, all for beauty. We'll have fresh fruited waters and healthy treats available at the salon during the last of your fashion week experience, with free samples to offer.
Saturday only: 20% off your salon experience, (first time clients only) 10% off products 

Soma Intimates
73-100 El Paseo, Suite 3; 760-836-9047
March 18-25: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Every day Soma Intimates will be showcasing a different item in our Spring line for 2017. Each day we will offer Fashion Week discounts on the showcased items. 

Spectacular Shades
73-910 El Paseo, #C&D; 760-340-1573
March 20-24: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments while viewing the eclectic collection by Luca Pagni, Trina Turk, Anacole, and Essidue, along with our traditional collections: Chopard, Chloe, Celine, Balanciaga & many more. Receive $50 off any frame or sunglasses of $200 or more.

St. John Boutique
73-061 El Paseo, Suite 8; 760-568-5900
MARCH 23: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
St. John Boutique Palm Desert invites you to Art & Fashion. Shop the St. John Spring 2017 Collection and view an exhibition of artwork from the Izen Miller Gallery. Enjoy champagne and lite bites. For more details please call the boutique at 760-568-5900.

The Art of Shaving
The Gardens: 73-575 El Paseo, Suite C-1318; 760-862-1930
MARCH 18-25: Regular business hours
Offering a 10% discount on products to all Fashion Week attendees with a ticket stub. Some exclusions apply, see an in-store associate for details.

TIFFANY & CO.
73585 El Paseo, Suite A1116; 760-341-3444
MARCH 18-25: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
View an exclusive gemstone and cocktail ring collection from New York. 

Tommy Bahama
The Gardens: 73-595 El Paseo, #B-1212; 760-836-0288
MARCH 18-25: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Please join us in-store for Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. each day. In-store promotions will vary daily.

WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET
73199 El Paseo, Suite E, F, G. 760-341-0802
MARCH 18-25: Regular business hours
Enjoy 10 percent off your purchase.

About El Paseo
El Paseo offers an upscale shopping experience and much more, boasting over 250 retailers including well-known brands and local one-of-a-kind boutiques.  Among the many celebrated retailers are boutiques for men and women, home furnishings, accessories from shoes and handbags to jewelry and collectibles.  And, to quench the desires of discerning palettes, the mile-long drive is lined with a variety of exceptionally recognized restaurants and dining destinations. Visit www